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Consequences of DDT Exposure Could Last Generations

Consequences of DDT Exposure Could Last Generations

Consequences of DDT Exposure Could Last Generations Carrie Arnold Hailed as a miracle in the 1950s, the potent bug killer DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane) promised freedom from malaria, typhus and other insect-borne diseases. Manufacturers promoted it as a “benefactor of all humanity” in advertisements that declared, “DDT Is Good for Me!” Americans sprayed more than 1.35 billion…